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Friday, April 18, 2008

Steptoe & Johnson - Who are they? What do they want?

Everyone has a right to surf the internet. It seems this blog is attracting all sorts.

Steptoe & Johnson visit on a daily basis, sometimes seconds after the MHRA and GlaxoSmithKline have logged in to this site. Coincidence?

So who are Steptoe & Johnson? One would think Wilfred Brambell had teamed up with the lead singer of AC/DC.

A quick Google search brings up the following.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP: An International Law Firm
Steptoe & Johnson LLP provides counsel and representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration...

UK Site

I don't know why they are taking a particular interest in this blog, the only thing I can think of is Seroxat. So what is their interest in Seroxat?

It seems they have been interested in Seroxat for a few years now.

This from the MHRA files section:

Sent: 15 December 2005
To: Pharmacovigilance,
Cc: Subject: Request for Information

Dear Sirs
Attention: Pharmacovigilance Team

I wish to make a request for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following information:

1. please identify the statute(s) and regulations which obligate the pharmaceutical industry to report suspected serious adverse drug reactions to the MHRA, and which include a definition of "serious" adverse drug reactions; and

2. a Drug Analysis Print for paroxetine which lists all of the adverse drug reactions which have been reported to the MHRA (and the former MCA) by all sources (including those reported by the marketing application holder) up to 1 May 2001.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically via email, but you may otherwise post the requested information to my attention at: Steptoe & Johnson, Clements House, 14-18 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7JE.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or telephone if you have any questions.

Thank you.

So exactly who are Steptoe & Johnson? Who are they working for? What is their interest in this blog? What is there interest in Seroxat? More importantly why are they interested in all the adverse drug reactions that have been reported to the MHRA regarding Paroxetine?

Answers on a postcard please.


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